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Steven R. Allen, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Desiree Gatto
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7323
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5917

Clinical Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-7323
Clinical Fax:
215-349-5917

Contact Information (internal use only)

steve.allen@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Allen is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is currently engaged in clinical research activities with special interest in extra-corporeal life support as well as the incidence and clinical significance of incidental findings on radiographic studies in trauma patients.

Dr. Allen completed his surgical training at the University of Cincinnati in 2008. During his surgical residency, he completed a 3 year research fellowship. He subsequently trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care. He is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

 
Faculty Appointments
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
   
2011 - present  Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2009 - 2010 Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Attending Physician
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Educational Appointments
2008 - present ATLS Instructor
 
2009 - 2010 Instructor in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2009 - 2010 Clinical Instructor
   
2011 - present ATOM Instructor
   
2011 - present Fundamental Disaster Management Instructor
   
2012 - present 

ASSET Instructor

 
Education/Training
1992 - 1994 A.A. Florida Community College of Jacksonville
 
1994 - 1996 B.S. Florida State University (Biology)
 
1996 - 2000 M.D. University of Florida
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2000 - 2001 Intern in Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2001 - 2002 Resident in Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2002 - 2005 Research Fellow in Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2004 - 2005 ECMO Fellow in Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2005 - 2007 Resident in Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2007 - 2008 Chief Resident in Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2008 - 2010

Fellow, Division of Traumatology
and Surgical Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 
Memberships/Societies
 
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
 
National/International Societies
July 2008 - present Society of Critical Care Medicine
   
Feb. 2010 - present Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
   
July 2010 - present Association for Academic Surgery
   
Apr. 2010 - present

Surgical Infection Society

  Awards Committee, 2010-present
   
2013 - present Surgical Infection Society European Chapter
   
Local/Regional Societies
July 1996 - June1997 American Medical Student Association
President FSU Chapter
   
July 1997 - June 1998 American Medical Student Association
Vice President University of Florida Chapter
   
2013 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society and Philadelphia County Medical Society
   
2013 - present Shock Society
   
Scientific Committees
July 2008 - June 2009 Task Force to Define Brain Death in Potential Organ Donors on ECMO
 
Research
Dr. Allen’s research interests revolve around the severely injured trauma patient and the utility of extra-corporeal life support (i.e. ECMO) in the care of those patients. Future research projects hope to focus on improving patient survival with improved ECMO technology as well as identifying biomarkers which may predict mortality in this population. Additional research interest includes the clinical relevance and follow up associated with “incidental findings” in trauma patients and their impact on future patient care.
 
July 2012 – June 2013

The McCabe Fund Pilot Research Grant. A Rodent Model of Trauma Exsanguination and Extracorporeal Life Support: A Novel Strategy of Trauma Resuscitation and Mechanisms for Improved Survival

 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Allen S, Kagan R. Grease fryers: A significant danger to children. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 25(5):456-460, Sept./Oct. 2004.
  2. Tiao GM, Bobey N, Allen S, Nieves N, Alonso M, Bucuvalas J, Wells R, Ryckman F. The current management of hepatoblastoma: A combination of chemotherapy, conventional resection and liver transplantation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 146(2):204-211, Feb. 2005.
  3. Allen SR, Ignacio R, Falcone RA, Alonso MH, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Inge TH, Ryckman FC, Warner BW, Azizkhan RG, Tiao GM. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 41(3):479-483, Mar. 2006.
  4. Allen S, Lawson L, Garcia V, Inge T. Attitudes of bariatric surgeons concerning adolescent bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery 15(8):1192-1195, Sept. 2005.
  5. Allen S, Jafri M, Donnelly B, McNeal M, Witte D, Bezerra J, Ward R, Tiao G. Effect of rotavirus strain on the murine model of biliary atresia. Journal of Virology 81(4):1671-1679, Feb. 2007.
  6. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Allen S, Bondoc A, McNeal M, Rennert PD, Weinreb PH, Ward R, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte expression of alpha2beta1-integrin confers susceptibility to rotavirus-induced experimental biliary atresia. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 295(1):G16-G26, July 2008.
  7. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Bondoc A, Allen S, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte secretion of chemokines in experimental biliary atresia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 44(3):500-507, Mar. 2009.
  8. Allen S, Holena D, McCunn M. A practical guide for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critically ill adult patients. Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2011 (in press).
Abstracts
  1. S. Allen, R. Kagan. Grease Fryers: A significant danger to children. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. Supplement, April 2003.
  2. S. Allen, B. Donnelly, J. Bezerra, R. Ward, G. Tiao. Cholangiocyte infection by rhesus rotavirus results in chemokine expression which may be the initiating event in biliary atresia. Supplement. Digestive Disease Week, May 2004
  3. S. Allen, B. Donnelly, J. Bezerra, R. Ward, G. Tiao. The differential effect of rotavirus on the murine model of biliary atresia. Scientific retreat and meeting of the external advisory board of the Cincinnati Digestive Disease Research Development Center (DDRDC). January, 2005.
  4. B. Donnelly, S. Allen, J. Bezerra, R. Ward, G. Tiao. Cholangiocyte expression of the integrin α2β1 confers susceptibility to rhesus rotavirus infection. Scientific retreat and meeting of the external advisory board of the Cincinnati Digestive Disease Research Development Center (DDRDC). January, 2005.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports and Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Allen SR, Azizkhan RG. Vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in childhood. In Guandalini S (ed.): Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Lancaster, England: Taylor and Francis Medical Books, 2004, 46:751-760.
  2. Allen S. Thromboembolic prophylaxis and treatment. In Fisher DR, Burnett K (eds.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005, 151-157.
  3. Allen S. Principles of abscess drainage. In Fisher DR, Burnett K (eds.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005, 739-740.
  4. Allen S, Wulkan ML, Inge T. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescents. In Bax K, Georgeson K, Rothenberg S, Valla J, Yeung CK (eds.): Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. New York: Springer, 2008, 539-548.
  5. Allen S, Inge T. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Principles and procedures. In Bax K, Georgeson K, Rothenberg S, Valla J, Yeung CK (eds.): Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. New York: Springer, 2008, 549-554.
  6. Allen S. Appendicitis. Chap. 19 in Fischer DR, Stehr W (ed.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, 207-214.
  7. Allen S. Thoracic trauma. Chap. 65 in Fischer DR, Stehr W (ed.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, 703-712.
  8. Schwab CW, Allen S. Review of Trauma, 6th Edition, edited by Feliciano DV, Mattox KL, Moore EE. JAMA 300(19):2310-2311, 2008.
  9. Allen S, Kashuk J. Unanswered questions in the use of blood component therapy in trauma hemorrhage. [Commentary] Scandinavian Journal of Emergency Medicine 19(5):1-5, Jan. 17, 2011.
  10. Allen S, Sims C. Evaluation of the trauma patient. In Lanken P: The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2011 (in press).
Book Chapters
  1. S. Allen, A. Brooks, P. Reilly and B. Cotton. Damage Control Part III: Definitive Reconstruction. Ryan’s Ballistic Trauma, A Practical Guide. 3rd Edition. Brooks, Clasper, Midwinter, Hodgetts and Mahoney, eds. Springer-Verlag Publishers. 2011.
  2. Allen S and Frankel H. Adrenal Insufficiency. Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. June 2012.
  3. Allen S and Sims C. Evaluation of the Trauma Patient. The Intensive Care Unit Manual. 2nd Edition. Lanken. Saunders. 2013. In Press.
  4. Scantling D and Allen S. Crush Injuries. Encyclopedia of Trauma Care. Springer Publishing. 2013. In Press.
Published Manuscripts
  1. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Bondoc A, Allen S, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte secretion of chemokines in experimental biliary atresia. J Pediatric Surgery. 2009 Mar; 44(3): 500-7.
  2. Steve Allen, Daniel Holena, Maureen McCunn, et al. A Review of the Fundamental Principles and Evidence Base in the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Critically Ill Adult Patients. J Intensive Care Medicine. 2011. 26(1): 13-26.
  3. S. Allen and J. Kashuk. Unanswered questions in the use of blood component therapy in trauma hemorrhage. Scan J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2011. Jan 17; 19(1):5.
  4. S. Allen and H. Frankel. Postoperative Delirium. Surgical Clinics of North America, (Rosenbaum & Kaplan), Management of Peri-operative Complications. 92(2). April 2012. 92(2): 409-431.
  5. Allen S, Conover C. Gunshot Wounds to the Chest and Neck: The Difficult Airway in the Pre-hospital Environment. JEMS. 2012 Jun;37(6):32-5.
  6. Johnson N, Gaieski D, Allen S, Perrone J, Deroos F. A Review of Emergency Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Severe Poisoning by Cardiotoxic Drugs. J Med Toxicology. 2013 Mar;9(1):54-60.

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